Meet the Buckhead Paws Team
The FACES of Buckhead Paws:
Our Core Values
Our trusted employees (not contractors) over-deliver to ensure your peace of mind in Midtown and Intown Atlanta, Brookhaven, Buckhead, Decatur, Chamblee, Dunwoody, Sandy Springs, Smyrna, and Vinings.
Pet families have relied on us since 2007. Learn more about our owner, Mark Shaver. We have more than 20 pet sitters to serve you. Below, you can see videos and bios of some of our wonderful team members.
Our goal: To be the best dog walking & pet sitting service in metro Atlanta
Robin, Office Mgr
Diligent, honest, centered, and funny
Robin is the glue that holds everything together at Buckhead Paws. Her 30-year career in systems management with the State of Georgia gave her the skills to manage all the moving parts of this business, and to do so with grace, calm, and poise.
Robin is an Atlanta native, and currently lives in Decatur with her black and white terrier mix, Oreo, and an affectionate orange tabby, Houdini. When not maintaining law and order at Buckhead Paws, you’ll find her hiking, kayaking, or geocaching, as well as trying different restaurants. Robin is also a Certified Forest Therapy Guide, offering forest bathing walks through her company, Renewal by Nature. She is also the very proud “Gigi” to her three grandchildren.
She’s always a willing back-up for our team when “stuff happens”.
- Pet owner since childhood (including Suzy, a French poodle her pilot father sneaked aboard the airplane to bring home)
- Experienced with all breeds and sizes
- Administers medications
- BS in Business Administration, Shorter University
Kind-hearted, generous, sharp as a tack, and soft-spoken
Lane is one of those rare folks who really is an Atlanta area native. Growing up in the country, he always had dogs, although they were outside dogs; his favorite was Asher, a beautiful black and tan Collie/German Shepherd mix.
One of his passions is ham radio, but he also plays saxophone and keyboard, and volunteers with adult literacy, amateur radio, and tae kwon do groups.
Lane joined our team in Fall, 2019, and is available primarily for vacation pet sitting, cat sitting, and pet taxi as well as the occasional daily dog walk.
- Administers meds
- Excellent care for large dogs and senior dogs
Computer Science, Georgia State University
Spontaneous, reliable, comical, kind, and high energy
The youngest of seven children, Laura grew up in Buckhead and now lives in Smyrna. She’s very close to her large family, so they get together almost every week. They always had pets: a black lab and black cat were her favorites, but they also had big dogs, elder dogs, and puppies. Her favorite breed is beagle.
Laura is our most-tenured employee, having joined us in the summer of 2015, but she also has over ten years of pet sitting experience. She offers the full range of services: daily dog walks, pet sitting, overnight pet sitting, pet taxi, and pet sitting by the hour.
- Experienced with elder dogs, special needs pets, and large dogs
- Works with dogs, cats, bunnies, fish
- Administers meds and sub-q fluids
- Journalism, Georgia Northern College
Dedicated, determined, generous – and just a little nuts
Although born in Rhode Island, Barbara has been here long enough to be considered a native. She spent many years managing a large multi-family real estate firm, and once commented that that career prepared her to be a professional pet sitter, because handling that office was like herding cats!
When not caring for clients’ pets, Barbara has a full social life: dining out, movies, traveling and reading. She’s also very active at her church, and some years ago helped found a residential drug-rehabilitation community.
Barbara has been part of our team since April, 2017, and clients appreciate her calm, capable, detail-oriented manner. She is available for daily dog walks, vacation/overnight pet sitting, cat sitting, and pet sitting by the hour.
- Exceptional care for elder and special needs pets
- Experience with dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, and ferrets (and sharks and moray eels!)
- Also experienced with puppies and younger dogs
- Administers medications
Approachable, trustworthy, diligent and funny
Eileen loves Bocce Ball, playing trumpet in the Atlanta Freedom Band, and camping and hiking. She’s also pet mom to kitties Bonnie and Clyde. A native of Michigan, Eileen came here in 2017 to be closer to her parents and other family. She had been the practice manager for a chiropractic firm in Chicago, and she continued handling their billing after moving here.
Eileen began pet sitting after caring for her brother’s three dogs and five cats – to avoid household drama, all eight pets had to be fed in a different place! She joined our team in the summer of 2019.
Eileen is available for all services: daily dog walks, vacation pet sitting, overnight pet sitting, cat sitting, pet taxi, and pet sitting by the hour.
- Excellent care for elder and special needs pets
- Administers meds, including subcutaneous fluids
- Experience with dogs, cats, fish, birds, and bunnies
- BA in Spanish, University of Western Michigan